Are you a Uniting Methodist?

I didn’t grow up in The United Methodist Church. For the entire time I’ve been a United Methodist, I’ve also been an employee of the same on either a local …

The One True Church???

In the wake of the so-called “Nashville Statement” it has never been clearer that there is no singular Christian faith. Perhaps the best analogue is the Sunni-Shia split in Islam. …

I’m losing my faith in unicorns… #UMC #NoSuchLaw

All the news about Bishop Karen Oliveto and the United Methodist Judicial Council yesterday surfaced some internet trolls, no surprise there. I was shocked however by the amount of Scripture proof-texting …

When Jesus refuses to be crucified

In their failure to publicly, and repeatedly, acknowledge that death (or a certain lack of popularity) is a likely cost of following Jesus, mainline denominations haven’t always honored the prophetic faithfulness of decisions to open doors for women, people of color, and other excluded groups. Accepting a narrative that closely aligns God’s blessing with numerical success makes such actions less likely, and stands in conflict to Jesus’ call to the cross.

Extraordinarily Clear #muslimban

“I was a stranger and you welcomed me.” Just to be extraordinarily clear, a country has the sovereign right to close its borders to people it deems undesirable or dangerous. …

Mirror, mirror on the wall…

The problem with Facebook is that it is a big mirror; a mirror with a financial incentive to tell us that we are beautiful. In this mirror we see the …

Simple advice from Jesus to a divided electorate

After months of negative campaigning, it is easy to understand our growing ability to talk past, around, and at each other. Unintended or not, each negative ad or talking point belittling Hillary …

Real Christians should be thanking Donald Trump

When Khizr Khan spoke last week at the Democratic National Convention it was powerful. In a short and pointed speech, Khan poked a large hole in all the vitriol and bluster …